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I like to tell people part of my job is to be the educator-in-chief.
Said with no hint of irony... Franklinton, North Carolina, Feb. 22, 2007

But if you really want to reduce the amount of oil that you consume, you got to reduce the amount of gasoline you use.
So that's how it works, Franklinton, North Carolina, Feb. 22, 2007

And some day you're going to be able to get in your car, particularly if you're a big-city person, and drive 40 miles on a battery.
Actually, that was already achieved in 1997 with the GM EV1 electric vehicle. Franklinton, North Carolina, Feb. 22, 2007

It's a pleasure to get out of Washington, to spend some time in the real center of the universe. It's good to be with the men and women of the 8th Airborne Corps and the quiet professionals of the Army Special Operations Command.
Dubya thanking the men and women of the 82nd Airborne Division on Independence Day, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jul. 4, 2006

The advance of democracy frightens the totalitarians that oppose us. Mr. Zarqawi, who is there in Iraq, is al Qaeda. He's not Iraqi, by the way. He is there representing the al Qaeda network, trying to stop the advance of democracy. It's an interesting question, isn't it, why would somebody want to stop democracy? Like, what's wrong with democracy? Mister, why are you afraid of it? Are you threatened by the fact that people get to speak and you don't get to dictate? Are you threatened by the fact that people should be able to worship the Almighty freely?
Dubya's onslaught of rhetorical questions is frightening me, Charlotte, North Carolina, Apr. 6, 2006

I strongly believe what we're doing is the right thing. If I didn't believe it I'm going to repeat what I said before I'd pull the troops out, nor if I believed we could win, I would pull the troops out.
I believe him when he claims this isn't the first time he's said something like this, Charlotte, North Carolina, Apr. 6, 2006

I fully understand the effects of gasoline price raises on people who are working. It's like a tax. Every time it goes up at the pump, people are like paying a tax.
I love it when Dubya uses the word "like" this way, Charlotte, North Carolina, Apr. 6, 2006

I thought it was really interesting that the terrorists chose to attack in London, England, at the same time that the United States and other nations were trying to figure out how to help aleve HIV/AIDS on the continent of Africa, or how to help people that are starving to death, or how to help make sure young girls get educated around the world.
Yes, quite "interesting"... what's more interesting is that this isn't the first time he's used the nonexistent verb "aleve", Dallas, North Carolina, Jul. 15, 2005

Now, if you're a worker who earns 35 dollars a year over your lifetime, and this system were in effect where you could put 4 percent of your payroll taxes in a personal account, and you started at age 20, by the time you retired, your personal account would grow to 250,000 dollars. That's compounding rate of interest.
That's some seriously compounding interest! Raleigh, North Carolina, Feb. 10, 2005

One of the things that I find so attractive about enabling people to save some of their own money is the sense of participation in the system, I guess is one way to say it. It's as you said, it makes you proud. But it's your asset base. And your little guy, 13-year-old son some day, if you choose, it becomes a part of his asset base. And the capacity to pass property from one generation to the next is more than just passing a piece of land which is a fabulous story, by the way.
Raleigh, North Carolina, Feb. 10, 2005

MRS. GODFREY: I showed up today on behalf of my friends and my family, and about 80 employees at Godfrey Lumber. It's a small, family-owned business started by my late father-in-law, Woodrow Wilson Godfrey. You would have loved him. It's actually
DUBYA: Woodrow Wilson?
MRS. GODFREY: Woodrow Wilson.
DUBYA: Yes.
MRS. GODFREY: His mother was a staunch Democrat.
DUBYA: Yes. Guy is a heck of a businessman, though.
Wow, even though his mother was a Democrat? Astounding. Raleigh, North Carolina, Feb. 10, 2005

We're still being challenged in Iraq and the reason why is a free Iraq will be a major defeat in the cause of freedom.
Unwittingly putting a negative spin on something that was meant to show resolve, Charlotte, North Carolina, Apr. 5, 2004

I just met with Specialist Chris Hill's family from North Carolina. You know, I told the family how much we appreciated his sacrifice he was killed in Iraq and assured him that we would stay the course.
Come on, Dubya, could you at least get your pronouns right when you are talking about the bereaved families of fallen soldiers? Charlotte, North Carolina, Apr. 5, 2004

The manufacturing sector has been hit, the textile industry has been hit people have lost work. And yet in other sectors of the economy here in North Carolina are growing.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Nov. 7, 2003

I'm sure there's a lot of people frightened biotechnology is a long word and it sounds they may say, well, I don't know if I'm smart enough to be in biotechnology, or it sounds too sophisticated to be in biotechnology.
Huh? Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Nov. 7, 2003

And then we marched to war, war in Afghanistan and Iraq, all of which affected the people's confidence. That's a tough tough hurdles to cross, when it came to our economy.
Dubya sloppily blames himself for the bad economy, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Oct. 7, 2003

We can help somebody who hurts by hugging a neighbor in need.
Is this help by association or the power of hugging or something? I'm confused. Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Apr. 4, 2003

I love coming to North Carolina. It's a fabulous state, full of fabulous people.
Greensboro, North Carolina, Jul. 25, 2002

When you have your own money, it means you've got more money to spend.
Well, not necessarily... Greensboro, North Carolina, Jul. 25, 2002

Anybody who goes into court and wins their case ought to get full economic damages. At the same time, we must prevent excessive awards that drive up costs, encourage frivolous lawsuits, and promote drawn-out legal proceedings. And that is why we need a reasonable federal limit on non-economic damages awarded in medical liability lawsuits, and the reasonable limit in my judgment ought to be $250,000.
No explanation was provided why Dubya's judgment (and magic number) should supplant the judgment of individual states, but there it is (also note that on this day, Dubya participated in a fund raiser for Elizabeth Dole that garnered a "reasonable" $400,000, and the American taxpayer paid for half the trip since Dubya gave this medical reform speech in addition to the fundraising), Greensboro, North Carolina, Jul. 25, 2002

We just had a fantastic and very interesting discussion about problems that affect patients patients in North Carolina, health care patients in Nevada, problems that affect our docs. ...Health care costs are up because docs are worried about getting sued and, therefore, oftentimes prescribe unnecessary and costly treatments. ... Because of the system, insurers no longer insure docs. ...And if docs don't practice medicine, it's hard to have good health care. ...[Jill Barnes is] eight weeks pregnant. She talks about the inability to find a doc. ...Lauri Peel had trouble finding a doc when she moved to Raleigh, because a lot of the practices were full. ...Lauri's looking for a doc right now.
Displaying an insatiable penchant for calling doctors "docs", Greensboro, North Carolina, Jul. 25, 2002

But the best way to protect the homeland is to hunt the killers down one by one and bring them to justice, and that's what this government is going to do.
Maybe it's just me, but is seems like the best way to "hunt the killers" would be to hunt them down all at the same time instead of one by one, but of course the killers all died on Sept. 11, so the whole proposition is moot anyway, Greensboro, North Carolina, Jul. 25, 2002

[Jane Lambert] has been working hard to make people's lives better. It didn't require a government law saying, Jane, you will help people in need. It required a good heart.
Glad he cleared that up, because otherwise I would have supposed the government ordered her to be nice, Greensboro, North Carolina, Jul. 25, 2002

See, one of the interesting things that's happening in this country is that people understand that to be a patriotic citizen no longer means putting your hand over your heart and by the way, saying, "one nation, under God". ...But being a patriot means you're willing to help a neighbor in need, to serve something greater than yourself in life. That's what a patriot is.
Dubya surprisingly admitting that the Pledge of Allegiance is not a litmus test for patriotism, Greensboro, North Carolina, Jul. 25, 2002

Well, first of all, I knew our troops were good because I've been reading reports about how good they are.
Commander-in-Chief making a really hands-on assessment of his soldiers on tour of Ft. Bragg, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, Mar. 15, 2002

General McNeil, thank you very much. For a warrior, you're pretty darn articulate.
Master of the backhanded compliment at work again, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Mar. 15, 2002

At the beginning of this war, I made it very clear as clear as a fellow from Texas could make it either you're with us or you're against us.
Backhandedly (and incorrectly) patting himself on the shoulders for being able to clearly say something, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Mar. 15, 2002

Now I'm going to eat my lasagna. If it gets cold you have to eat the lasagna.
Obviously he meant to say something here, only this probably wasn't it, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, Mar. 15, 2002

You know, I, I was campaigning in Chicago, and somebody asked me, what, is there ever any time where the budget might have to go into deficit? I said only if we were at war or had a national emergency or were in a recession. Little did I realize we'd get the trifecta.
One of many occasions where Dubya has made light of war, recession and national emergency in this manner, Charlotte, North Carolina, Feb. 27, 2002

We understand where the power of this country lay. It lays in the hearts and souls of Americans. It must lay in our pocketbooks. It lays in the willingness for people to work hard. But as importantly, it lays in the fact that we've got citizens from all walks of life, all political parties, that are willing to say, I want to love my neighbor. I want to make somebody's life just a little bit better.
Concord, North Carolina, Apr. 11, 2001

I mean, there needs to be a wholesale effort against racial profiling, which is illiterate children.
Dubya finds a way to combine two concepts in a way previously unimagined by anyone, Presidential Debate #2, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Oct. 11, 2000

But younger workers, in order to make sure the system exists tomorrow, younger workers ought to be able to take some of your own money and invest it in safe securities to get a better rate of return on that money.
Who's taking whose money? Presidential Debate #2, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Oct. 11, 2000

I think what we need to do is convince people who live in the lands they live in to build the nations.
I think I know what he means... Presidential Debate #2, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Oct. 11, 2000

These folks have had eight years to get something done in Washington, D.C. on the uninsured. They have not done it... And my case to the American people is, if you're happy with inactivity, stay with the horse. The horse is up there now.
Dubya tries in vain to come up with an understandable analogy, Presidential Debate #2, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Oct. 11, 2000

Vice President mentioned Nigeria is a fledgling democracy. We have to work with Nigeria. That's an important continent.
Presidential debate, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Oct. 11, 2000

I've supported the administration in Colombia. I think it's important for us to be training Colombians in that part of the world. The hemisphere is in our interest to have a peaceful Colombia.
Presidential debate, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Oct. 11, 2000

The only people that are going to reform Russia are Russia.
Presidential debate, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Oct. 11, 2000

Our priorities is our faith.
Greensboro, North Carolina, Oct. 10, 2000

It's going to require numerous IRA agents.
On Al Gore's tax plan, Greensboro, North Carolina, Oct. 10, 2000


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